Drugs, Addiction and Murder: A Fictional Insight

Addiction Medicine and Emergency Medicine physician delves into world of substance abuse, family dysfunction and the ‘what-ifs’ of life
“Addiction on Trial: Tragedy in Downeast Maine” by Dr. Steven Kassels is a unique medical murder mystery/legal thriller that entertains audiences and educates readers through the realistic depiction of the struggles of addiction. The book dissects our societal discrimination toward drug addicts and explores common misperceptions of what addiction really is – a chronic illness requiring a similar treatment approach as other chronic diseases….

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Innovation Challenge in Healthcare

I love to see and read about innovative ideas and solutions to an existing problem. Healthcare is certainly one of them. Healthcare affects every person in the world and every country has its own healthcare system-whether or not the system is working is another matter. Healthcare is definitely…

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Advance Care Directive, Mandate, Power of Attorney or Health Proxy

by Victoria Brewster, MSW – SJS Staff Writer in Montreal, Canada
So, if you are like me-you have not written up an advance care directive/mandate for healthcare wishes should I/you become incapacitated, because…..well….we are young yet. But you know what, I should and everyone…

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OxyContin and Canada

By Victoria Brewster, MSW – SJS Staff Writer
OxyContin seems to be the medication causing dilemmas here in Canada. The drug or medication has been authorized to be a generic and this has some people uncertain, scared, cautious.
OxyContin is a painkiller and painkillers are…

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